Andrea G Artz
Andrea is a German born visual artist & photographer based in London. Her work has emerged out of photography’s expanded field & incorporates installation, sculpture, photography, video & immersive realities. She is particularly interested in the human figure & the portrait and likes to investigate concepts of portrait photography throughout history.
Being a long-time expat herself, she likes to explore themes like humanness, freedom, limitless possibilities, the expansion of consciousness, and at the same time displacement, being in exile, impermanence, and existential loneliness.
Andrea’s recent site-specific installations feature photographic portraits that are folded three-dimensionally in a playful way and give rise to filigree, nearly weightless objects, space occupations or conceptual spaces. In her latest solo exhibition “The Forest of Query”, she has used sound & animation to invite the viewer to understand the photographic image in a contemporary setting such as virtual realities.
Most recent awards include Arts Council England Lottery Funding for her virtual reality project Ghost Weight Experience, a Mac Dowell Fellowship & residency, Arts Council England’s “Developing Your Creative Practice Grant”, a European Centre for Creative Economy (ECCE) grant, and a Bullseye Glass material grant for a residency in the high desert @ Yucca Valley Material lab.
Exhibitions include The Foyer @ School of Design/University of Leeds, Royal Academy of Arts, Towner Eastbourne, Charles Dickens Museum, APT Gallery, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Palais des Art Marseille amongst others.
Her photographic work has been published widely and featured in The New Yorker, Fortune, Time, Zeit, Spiegel, Stern, Geo, British Airways High Life amongst many others.
Image Credit: Farewells. Andrea G Artz